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Robert Toombs House

(Pictures taken July 2007)

Submitted by Christina Palmer

 

 

Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislatator, U.S. Cngressman and Senator. "Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door...!" thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on January 24, 1860. The following year Georgia seceded from the Union and Toombs personified the South by evolving from conservative Unionist to firebreathing secessionist. After serving just five months as Confederate Secretary of State, he resigned to serve as brigadier general in the Army of Northern Virginia.

 

In1870, as the Reconstruction Era drew to a close in Georgia, Toombs felt that Georgia should live under a constritution of her own making. His last serviceto Georgia citizens was helping create the Constitutionof 1877, which was not amended until 1945.

*Courtesey of handout from the Robert Toombs House.

 

The following pictures were taken at the Robert Toombs House in July 2007.

 

     
    Robert Toombs
Julia Dubose Toombs Mary Lou Toombs Sallie Toombs
     
     
     
     
  Ladies Parlor Gentleman's Parlor
     
Kitchen Area Formal Dining Room (Upstairs) Part1 Formal Dining Room (Upstairs) Part 2
     
     
     
     
Robert A. Toombs Library Originally the Dining Room (down stairs)

Robert A. Toombs Office

(Not a good picture but in order to preserve the room they keep the sun out.)

     
   
 
 

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